Monthly Updates

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April 2020

The industry sector operated with excess capacity in April due to the confinement. Tourism and trade sectors were crippled by the ...
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March 2020

In March the manufacturing and services sectors underwent a record contraction as the country went into a lockdown. The tourism...
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February 2020

January: Private credit was weak while government credit (grew by LKR120 Bn Y-o-Y) recorded a strong growth.
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January 2020

December: Manufacturing sector grew at a slower phase (4 points above threshold) while services.....
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December 2019

November: Manufacturing and services sectors continued their expansion. Services sector was seen hiring staff.....
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November 2019

Activities in the economy improved post presidential election driven by positive sentiments from the local.....
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October 2019

With the lending cap, the long-term interest rates have declined. In this environment, the demand for credit from the private sector .....
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August 2019

Real GDP recorded an improved growth of 3.7% in Q1 CY2019 from 1.8% in Q4 CY2018, led by healthy.....